I have been an active broker in Chicago’s real estate market since 1995.  With experience in representing individual sellers and buyers, developers and builders, I have established a proven record of success in real estate brokerage and a history of providing comprehensive service to all my clients. 
Exceptional service is not the exception I am a real estate professional who will be mindful of your real estate needs, listening carefully to your concerns and desires, and committing wholeheartedly to helping you achieve your goals . . . as if they were my very own. 
I am an informed and tenacious advocate for all my clients.  Colleagues and clients alike often call upon me for my realistic interpretation and forthright observations of current market trends and conditions.   I’ve built a reputation over the years for integrity and professionalism coupled with a sincere and personal approach.  All of my successes in real estate have been the result of careful planning and dedicated hard work.  This is the very foundation upon which I have built a career and serve all my clients. 
What you may not know is that in 2003 I began an independent partnership with Vertex Properties, LLC., a general contracting/design-build firm on the north side of Chicago. Together, over the past 10 years, we have designed and managed the construction of high-end single family homes, vintage rehabs, and high-rise restorations.  Check out our work on HOUZZ.COM. This construction knowledge makes me uniquely qualified to help you identify property deficiencies that may diminish a home's worth or desirability.  I am also well-suited to assist you with various repair projects as you prepare your home for market.
Answers to FAQ's:
  • Married to Marcia for 30 years, 2 children (22 and 25)
  • Called Oak Park, Illinois home for 25 years, now a resident of Elmhurst, Illinois
  • President of the Congregation for St. Pauls UCC in Lincoln Park (2009 to 2015)
  • Graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign (1988)
  • Yes, I was named after Lorne Greene




"Lorne was a joy to work with. His knowledge of the area and commitment to our sale made the experience much easier. I would recommend Lorne without reservation."

Tom G.

"Amy and I would not have made it through the last year if it weren't for Lorne's persistence, understanding, reassurance and compassion. We will continue to recommend Lorne."

Dan S.

"As my husband was traveling oversees, I looked to Lorne for objective and sound guidance, which is exactly what he offered. I have already recommended Lorne to our neighbors."

Holly Q.

"I seriously doubt my sale would have made it to completion if weren't for the efforts, patience, and forthrightness of Lorne Frank. In a difficult and trying situation, Lorne provided the calm and direction necessary to move the process forward."

Joy S.

"We will highly recommend Lorne to everybody. He even took time out from his vacation to assist us with a legal issue."

Jim K.

"Lorne followed through on everything. He made the entire home buying experience an exciting and positive one. He is professional, friendly, honest, and provides outstanding service."

Laura W.

"Lorne was always there when we needed him and on our schedule. He's reliable, trustworthy, knowledgeable, helpful, professional, easy to work with. On top of all that, he's a nice guy, too""

Jim A.